The Amazing Alice in Wonderland Quiz

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For a book written well over a century ago, "Alice in Wonderland" continues to hold a special place in young and old hearts alike. Take our quiz to see how much you really know about the classic children's work!

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," commonly known as "Alice in Wonderland."

Dodgson, a mathematician, wrote the classic children's tale under the pen name Lewis Carroll.

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The Alice character in the story is based on a real little girl.

Alice is based on Alice Liddell, who inspired Carroll to come up with a story he called "Alice's Adventures Underground."

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What year was "Alice in Wonderland" published for the first time?

"Alice in Wonderland" was first published in 1865 and was one of the first books ever published that was designed to amuse and entertain children, rather than simply to educate them.

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What does the White Rabbit call Alice when he first runs into her in the story?

The White Rabbit mistakes Alice for his servant Mary Ann and instructs her to find his gloves.

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What creature in the novel famously smokes a water pipe?

When Alice comes across the caterpillar, he is sitting atop a mushroom smoking a water pipe.

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What part of the Cheshire Cat typically remains after he has disappeared?

The Cheshire Cat may come and go on a whim, but his toothy smile often remains behind.

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Which of the following does not attend the tea party with Alice?

Alice attends a tea party — which always happens at 6 pm — with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Dormouse.

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What does the Queen of Hearts use as croquet mallets?

When Alice joins the Queen for a game of croquet, they use flamingoes as mallets and hedgehogs as balls.

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What serves as a royal guard of sorts for the Queen?

The Queen's army is made up of a deck of cards.

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What happens when Alice eats or drinks in Wonderland?

Mysterious parcels labeled "Eat me" or "Drink me" cause Alice to grow or shrink.

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Who tells Alice she can eat mushrooms if she needs to change size?

The caterpillar may be rude and dismissive, but he does give Alice one piece of useful information when he points out that eating mushrooms will help her grow or shrink.

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What is the Queen's favorite punishment?

While the Queen is liberal with the phrase, "Off with their head!," Alice learns from the Gryphon that no one is ever actually executed in Wonderland.

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How many surviving copies of the original "Alice in Wonderland" book are known to exist?

Just 6 copies of the 1865 edition of the book survived to the present day. One sold at auction in 1998 for $1.54 million.

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How long did it take for Lewis Carroll to publish a sequel to his famous novel?

"Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" came out in 1871, six years after "Alice in Wonderland."

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What is the looking glass that Alice travels through in the novel?

In "Through the Looking Glass," Alice enters a Wonderland-like world by traveling through the mirror in her drawing room.

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"Through the Looking Glass" revolves around a chess game.

In the "Alice in Wonderland" sequel, Alice enters the magical land as a white pawn, before she is eventually crowned queen.

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What are the names of the twins in Wonderland?

Tweedledum and Tweedledee are rotund twins who spend most of their time finishing one another's sentences and fighting.

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The twins never appear in the original "Alice in Wonderland."

Despite their close association with Wonderland, the twins appear only in "Through the Looking Glass," not in the original novel.

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Who recites the poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" to Alice?

Tweedledum and Tweedledee recite this Carroll poem to Alice in "Through the Looking Glass."

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What do the walrus and the carpenter do that enrages Alice?

The walrus and the carpenter trick oysters out of the sea and onto the shore so they can eat them, which makes Alice angry.

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What do Tweedledum and Tweedledee fight over in the novel?

As the twins fight over ownership of a broken rattle, they are distracted by a crow, giving Alice a chance to run away.

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The Mad Hatter and the March Hare appear in "Through the Looking Glass" as Haigha and Hatta.

These two classic characters appear in the "Alice in Wonderland" sequel with different names, and are — thankfully — not quite as mad the second time around.

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What character was based on Lewis Carroll himself?

Carroll — or Dodgson — supposedly based the Dodo on himself. Thanks to his well-known stuttering problem, he often introduced himself as "Do-Do-Dodgson."

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What year did the first movie based on the book come out?

The first "Alice in Wonderland" movie was silent, eight minutes long and released in 1903.

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What year did Disney release its famous animated version of the book?

Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" came out in 1951 and was a mashup of both the original novel and its sequel.

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There is a real disease called "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome.

"Alice in Wonderland" syndrome — which Carroll himself may have had — alters visual perception and can make people believe that things appear bigger or smaller than they really are.

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Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" movie was a flop when it was released.

The 1951 Disney flick did so poorly that it offset the company's profits from the successful "Cinderella," which was released the year before.

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How old was Alice in the 2010 movie "Alice in Wonderland?"

The 2010 movie version of the children's classic featured a 19-year-old Alice returning to the Wonderland she remembered from her early years.

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What role did Johnny Depp play in the 2010 version of "Alice in Wonderland?"

Depp played the Mad Hatter, while Mia Wasikowska took on the role of Alice.

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Who directed the 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" flick?

Tim Burton was the director behind the 2010 version of the film, while James Bobin was picked to direct the 2016 Wonderland sequel.

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